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Rachmaninov and Beethoven

Sunday 10 May 2020, 7.30pm

KODÁLY Dances of Galanta

RACHMANINOV Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7

Christoph Altsteadt Conductor
Clare Hammond Piano

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Join the nations' favourite orchestra for an evening of orchestral gems, beginning with Kodály's enchanting Dances of Galanta, a musical tour of the composers' native Hungary, featuring the folk melodies that helped form its musical identity.

The centrepiece of this evening's performance is Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, a devilishly technical and lavishly expressive work, performed by soloist Clare Hammond. Then follows Beethoven's incredible Symphony No.7, noted for the simplicity and intensity of the second movement as the melody unfolds into a climax of awe-inspiring power. Throughout the symphony are dance-like rhythms, creating an uplifting and infectious sense of joy to end the 2019-2020 Hexagon season.

Pre-concert talk 6.30pm
The Hexagon Auditorium (FREE)


Ticket information

PRIORITY BOOKING NOW OPEN
GENERAL BOOKING OPENS ON MONDAY 13 MAY

TICKETS
£28, £24, £17

CONCESSIONS
(not available on Price Band A seats)
Under 18s: £6
Students (18-25 year olds or NUS card holders of any age): £10
Schools: £6 plus 1 in 10 free
Groups of 10+: 15% off**
Groups of 20+: 20% off**

**Full price tickets only, not available online. Please call the Group Booker on 0118 937 2011.

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